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David S. Goyer talks Man Of Steel

David S. Goyer has seen the first cut of Man Of Steel and has declared himself pleased with it, describing himself as “very happy” with what he’s seen so far.

The screenwriter has also been talking to Collider about how he and producer Christopher Nolan became involved with the project, and how their vision came into being.

“Chris [ Nolan ] and I were working on The Dark Knight Rises , working on the story; we were blocked,” explains Goyer. “We agreed to part ways for a couple of weeks and just see if something had bubbled at the surface. So I went back to my home office.

“I was wasting time and procrastinating and took out an archive edition of some of the original Superman comic books, Action comic books and started re-reading them because I couldn’t figure out this plot point on Dark Knight Rises , I just randomly sat down one afternoon and wrote up some ideas for Superman.

“When I met with Chris Nolan again in another week or so he said, ‘Have you worked out the problem on The Dark Knight Rises ?’ I said, ‘No.’ He said, 'What have you been doing?' and I said, ‘Well, I had this idea for Superman,’ and because Chris likes to procrastinate as well he said ‘let’s hear it,’ so I told him.

“And he literally called Jeff Robinov, who’s the head of Warner Bros, while I was sitting there and said, ‘Jeff, Dave just told me this take on Superman and you need to hear it, I’d like to produce it. Can we come in?’ And we went in the next day. That’s how it happened. No, we weren’t trying to do it, it just happened.”

Easy when you know how, isn’t it? Directed by Zack Snyder and co-starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon, Man Of Steel will open in the UK on 14 June 2013.

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